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‘Occupy Tucson’ organizer gives advice on how to start new chapters

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:58 EDT
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In an interview with Current TV’s liberal news host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night, “Occupy Tucson” organizer Craig Barber gave viewers a few tips on how they can start new chapters of the protest movement in their own towns and cities.

Namely, he hit on a political meme that runs like a constant thread through U.S. history: all politics is local.

“Don’t be discouraged by the fact that you’re a small city,” he said. “You have local issues that you can raise up in addition to the national issues. That’s one of the reasons we’re doing what we’re doing, to highlight local issues that directly affect our community.”

This video is from Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, broadcast Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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